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Gladstone Music and Arts Festival winners

Young performers share their love of music and the arts at the annual festival

Young performers from the Gladstone, Plumas, MacGregor, Austin and Langruth areas shared their love of music and arts during the 89th Annual Gladstone Music and Arts Festival in April, where they received feedback from professional adjudicators.

Band Awards

Adjudicated by Annette Hay

  • School Recorder Ensemble: Plumas, Grade 3 – 5 (Gold Seal Certificate)
  • School Recorder Ensemble: Plumas, Grade 3 – 5 (Gold Seal Certificate)
  • School Handbell Choirs: Plumas, Grade 3 – 5 (Gold Seal Certificate)
  • Beginner Instrumental Ensemble: Mason Pollard, Blake Rosling and Jason Schultz (Medallions)
  • Beginner Instrumental Duet: Mackenzie Anderson and Mikee Malli (Medallions)
  • Beginner Instrumental Solo: Owen Ferguson (Medallion)
  • Junior Instrumental Ensemble: Ben Bresnahan, Mateo Otto, Julien Pollard and Dean Rosling (Medallions)
  • Junior Instrumental Duet, Woodwind: Laci Buydens and Chloë Reiner (Medallions)
  • Junior Instrumental Solo, Grade 7: Quinten Trites (Medallion)
  • Junior Instrumental Solo, Grade 8: Marla Jazon (Medallion)
  • Violin Solo: Linsey Sollner (Medallion)

Speech/Choral/Vocal Awards Adjudicated by Millie Hildebrand

  • Classroom Speech Choir, Kindergarten to Grade 3: Gladstone, Grade 2 (Gold Seal Certificate)
  • Classroom Speech Choir, Kindergarten to Grade 3: Gladstone, Grade 2 (Gold Seal Certificate)
  • Classroom Speech Choir, Grades 4 to 6: MacGregor (Gold Seal Certificate)
  • Reader’s Theatre, Grades 4 to 6: Rylee Wiebe, Sveinna Bjarnarson, Mia Jackson and Regan Winters (Gold Seal Certificate)
  • Reader’s Theatre, Grades 7 to 9: Ila Funk, Taylor Hiebert, Keyra Martens, Emily VanKoeveringe and Rhianna Young (Gold Seal Certificate)
  • Poetry Reading, Duet, Trio or Quartet, Grades 1 to 3: Tyrell Czeranko and Rylee Kennedy (Medallions)
  • Poetry Reading, Duet, Trio or Quartet, Grades 4 to 6: Megan Friesen and Violet Rempel (Medallions)
  • Poetry Reading, Duet, Trio or Quartet, Grades 7 to 9: Daniella Nicolas, Brayden Ross, Josh Vosper and Summer Champion (Medallions)
  • Solo Reading, Grades 1 to 3: Evan Thomson (Medallion)
  • Solo Reading, Grades 4 to 6: Regan Teichroeb (Medallion)
  • Solo Reading, Grades 7 to 9: Madison Teichroeb (Medallion)
  • Solo Reading, Creative Prose, Grades 1 to 3: Evan Thomson (Medallion)
  • Solo Reading, Creative Prose, Grades 4 to 6: Madisen Trites (Medallion)
  • Solo Spoken Poetry, Grades 1 to 3: Melanie Koldyk (Medallion)
  • Solo Spoken Poetry, Grades 4 to 6: Piper Kinley (Medallion)
  • Solo Spoken Poetry, Grades 7 to 9: Juliene Evans (Medallion) and Madison Teichroeb (Medallion) (Tie)
  • Solo Spoken Creative Poetry, Grades 4 to 6: Madisen Trites (Medallion)
  • Public Speaking, Grade 4 to 6: Regan Teichroeb (Medallion)
  • Public Speaking, Grade 7 to 9: Madison Teichroeb (Medallion)
  • Public Speaking, Grade 10 to 12: Lainie Muir (Medallion)
  • Public Speaking, Impromptu, Grade 10 to 12: Lainie Muir (Medallion)
  • Classroom Action Songs and Singing Games, Kindergarten – Grade 2: Gladstone, Grade 2JG (Gold Seal Certificate)
  • Classroom Action Songs and Singing Games, Grade 3 – 5: Gladstone, Grade 3 (Gold Seal Certificate)
  • ORFF Ensemble, Grades 1 – 3: Gladstone, Grade 2AG (Gold Seal Certificate)
  • ORFF Ensemble, Grades 4 – 6: MacGregor, Grade 5 – 6 (Gold Seal Certificate)
  • Classroom Choir/Chorus, Kindergarten to Grade 3: Gladstone, Grade 3 (Gold Seal Certificate)
  • Classroom Choir/Chorus, Grades 4 to 6: Gladstone Grade 5 (Gold Seal Certificate)
  • School Choir/Chorus, Open: Gladstone, Grade 4 – 6 Choir (Gold Seal Certificate)
  • Vocal Group, Family and/or Friends: Sveinna Bjarnarson, Caitlyn Fehr, Rylee Wiebe and Regan Winters (Medallions)
  • Community Choir, Vocal Ensemble or Chorus: Neepawa Choraliers (Gold Seal Certificate)
  • Vocal Solo, 12 and Under: Regan Teichroeb (Medallion)
  • Vocal Solo, 18 and Under: Vanessa Sawatzky (Medallion)
  • Vocal Solo, Traditional Folk Song, 12 and Under: Piper Kinley (Medallion)
  • Vocal Solo, Traditional Folk Song, 18 and Under: Vanessa Sawatzky (Medallion)
  • Vocal Solo, Canadian, 18 and Under: Madison Teichroeb (Medallion)
  • Vocal Solo, 20th/21st Century English Art Song, 18 and Under: Vanessa Sawatzky (Medallion)
  • Vocal Solo, Contemporary Folk/Popular, 12 and Under: Regan Teichroeb (Medallion)
  • Vocal Solo, Contemporary Folk/Popular, 18 and Under: Linsey Sollner (Medallion)
  • Musical Theatre, TV/Movie Musical, 12 and Under: Piper Kinley (Medallion)
  • Musical Theatre, TV/Movie Musical, 18 and Under: Linsey Sollner (Medallion)

Piano Sessions

Adjudicated by Eleanor Epp

  • Piano Solo, Beginner, Own Choice, 8 and Under: Elysabeth Pugh (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, Beginner, Own Choice, 8 and Under: Elysabeth Pugh (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, Beginner, Own Choice, 9 and Over: Jayva Gaudet and Xander Mitchler (Medallions) (Tie)
  • Piano Solo, Beginner, Own Choice from a Method Book, Open: Caitlyn Fehr and Ysaiah Medina (Medallions) (Tie)
  • Piano Solo, Beginner, Own Choice not from a Method Book, Open: Sveinna Bjarnarson (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, Baroque, Grades/Levels 1 and 2: Andrea Vogt (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, Baroque, Grades/Levels 3 – 5: Cornelia Braun (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, Baroque, Grades/Levels 6 and Up: Vanessa Sawatzky (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, Classical Composers/Sonata, Grades/Levels 1 – 4: Cornelia Braun (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, Classical Composers/Sonata, Grades/Levels 5 and Up: Madison Teichroeb (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, Canadian Composers, Grades/Levels 1 and 2: Hanna Doerksen (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, Canadian Composers/Romantic Composers, Grades/Levels 6 and Up: Lauren Rosling (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, 20/21st Century Composers, Grades/Levels 1 and 2: Jocelyn Fehr (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, 20/21st Century Composers, Grades/Levels 3 and 4: Lauren Armstrong (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, 20/21st Century Composers, Grades/Levels 5 and 6: Lauren Rosling (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, Study, Grades/Levels 1 and 2: Jocelyn Fehr (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, Study, Grades/Levels 4 and 5: Cornelia Braun (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, Study, Grades/Levels 6 and Up: Vanessa Sawatzky (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, Own Choice, Grades/Levels 1 and 2: Brooke Reimer (Medallion)
  • Piano Duet, Beginner: Ella Kinley-Mintenko and Odessa Kinley-Mintenko (Medallions)
  • Piano Duet, Open: Becca Knox and Aimee Knox (Medallions)
  • Piano Solo, Popular, Beginner: Evan Thomson (Medallion)
  • Piano Solo, Popular, Grades/Levels 1 – 3: Laci Buydens (Medallion)

The Gladstone Music and Arts Festival Band Trophy was presented to both WMCI Senior Band and Linsey Sollner. They will share the award.

The R.K. Reid Speech Arts Trophy presented for the most outstanding speech arts performance was presented to Madison Teichroeb.

The Doris Sigurdson Memorial Trophy presented for the most outstanding performance in Piano Solo or Duet, Beginner to Grade 4 was presented to Cornelia Braun.

The Joy Mowat Memorial Trophy presented for the most outstanding performance in Piano Solo or Duet, Grade 5 and up was presented to Vanessa Sawatzky.

The Gladstone Music Festival Rose Bowl presented for the most outstanding vocal performance was presented to Gladstone Elementary School Grade 4 – 6 Choir.

The Matthew Teichrib Scholarship Awards presented to the most outstanding piano performances in Piano Solo, Canadian were presented to Lauren Rosling (First Place) and Kaleah Sawatzky (Second Place).

The following were recommended to go to the Manitoba Provincial Festival:

  • Vocal Solo, Preliminary: Madison Teichroeb
  • Vocal Solo, Junior: Robin Semler
  • Vocal Solo, Intermediate: Vanessa Sawatzky
  • Piano, Preliminary: Cornelia Braun & Lauren Armstrong, Zoey Suderman (Alternate)
  • Piano, Junior: Lauren Rosling & Madison Teichroeb, Cadence Otto (Alternate)
  • Piano, Intermediate: Vanessa Sawatzky
  • Piano, Canadian Composers, Junior: Lauren Rosling, Kaleah Sawatzky (Alternate)
  • Solo Poetry and Prose Reading, Grades 4 – 6: Regan Teichroeb & Piper Kinley
  • Solo Poetry and Prose Reading, Grades 7 – 9: Madison Teichroeb & Juliene Evans
  • Public Speaking, Grades 4 – 6: Regan Teichroeb & Madisen Trites
  • Public Speaking, Grades 7 – 9: Madison Teichroeb
  • Public Speaking, Grades 10 – 12: Lainie Muir

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